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figure out

verb

Definition of FIGURE OUT

transitive verb
1
:  discover, determine <try to figure out a way to do it>
2
:  solve, fathom <figure out a problem>

Examples of FIGURE OUT

  1. <a book of brainteasers that even a really clever person won't have an easy time figuring out>

First Known Use of FIGURE OUT

1600

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